Toolsday Giveaway: Win Some DIY Network Swag

Surprisingly, a lot of people knew the identity of last week’s mystery Toolsday tool. It was an old pair of Swiss military snow shoes – perfect for climbing the Alps.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Tom M, who thought it was a pair of sleds meant for ferrets (I’d like to see that!). Congrats Tom, even though you answered incorrectly, you still win. You have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next week, we’re going to give away a DIY Network lunch box full of fun and handy DIY swag.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is not far off (wahoo!). We’ve got some DIY projects to give your home a new look for the new season.  Many of these projects you can do on a budget – headboards, window treatments, slipcovers and funky coffee tables – give one a try while you’re still stuck inside.

To win the DIY Network swag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these long, skinny things are used for (pictured below).  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 12, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 12, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,686 Responses

  1. June says:

    drawer guides

  2. farmer11 says:

    ice cube tray handles

  3. Steve says:

    They look like metal thingies that could be used for almost anything. Some kind of guides would be my guess.

  4. Gwen says:

    Fancy rain gutters that can't fill with leaves and squirrel food.

  5. Stacey says:

    It looks like curtain rods. I spent last weekend cutting mine shorter with a knife, I didn't want to go back to the store and didn't have anything else to cut with. The right tool makes a difference.

  6. sdwxo says:

    drawer runners

  7. Richard says:

    curtain rod extensions

  8. Andrew King says:

    curtain rod extenion to extend your curtain rods

  9. tasorrell says:

    Hang curtains

  10. nrrick says:

    Window guides.

  11. Erinn says:

    Second guess: Calibrating Tool of some kind

  12. Teresa says:

    Curtain rods.

  13. Erinn says:

    I am going with: Drawer Slide and BBQ Skewer all in one.

    *fingers crossed*

  14. pollocg4573353 says:

    Like mostly everyone else, I think Ineed to go with some kind of curtain rods. I am thinking that one end goes into something that you could swing one end open because the one end looks a little different than the other one That's my guess and Iam sticking to it!!!

  15. grammy says:

    something to hold power cords in place

  16. gunney jim says:

    Track slide glide guides that go on the bottom of a drawer in a chest of drawers.

  17. lynne p says:

    Looks like adjustable curtain rods to me.

  18. Harvey says:

    Drawer guides

  19. Joyce says:

    curtain rod

  20. Geoff Hudleston says:

    cURTAIN ROD is the most obvious answer – tha's one possibility.

    The other is: a keeper, for holding two ends of a container together, like a clasp – ?

  21. Bill says:

    No idea…

  22. wade says:

    food chute for lazy people

  23. SRL says:

    high-volume chopsticks

  24. Gryphon says:

    These are Snake Shovels, but not for normal snakes – these are for Snow Snakes. These frequently come down out of the mountains during winter. They're not venomous, but their primary defense is to release a horrible smell if stepped on or disturbed.

    These specialized Snow Snake Shovels are designed to make it possible to shift snow snakes without triggering this defensive reaction.

  25. DARUTH says:



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